on Sat Feb 25 09:58:43 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Fri Feb 24 14:41:38 2012.
That's because it was near Alphabet city, another bad neighborhood back then. I was a regular user of the L in the 80's (as a kid in the 70's), and in those times, the line was not low use. Union Square always had a huge transfer. WHile it wasn't nearly as packed as now, the rest of the line wasn't just like "First Ave". Granted a LOT less busy than now. Jefferson, Morgan, MOntrose, and some of those stations were quiet though.